H.Con.Res. 142: The “Well, They’re Not Doing It, So Why Should We?” Bill

One of the most discouraging parts of trying to get U.S. citizens, as a nation, to reduce carbon emissions, is that it evokes the same kind of response as attempts to get individuals to, say, lower their water usage. Why should you let your lawn go dry, if the guy across the street is watering his plush green lawn like crazy?

If only we could get behind the idea of leading by example.

The Hill has a post on a GOP resolution “expressing the opposition of Congress to Federal efforts to establish a carbon tax on fuels for electricity and transportation.” One argument from the Republicans? “[A] carbon tax in the United States will have no impact on China, India, and other major sources of carbon emissions throughout the world.”

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